.get()

The .get() method will return the value of a dictionary entry for a specified key. It may also specify a fallback value if the specified key does not exist in the dictionary.

This method is an alternative to the dictionary[key] syntax that does not produce an exception when a key doesn’t exist.

Syntax

dictionary.get(key, value)

Where key is the key of the value to return and value is an optional value to return if key does not exist in dictionary. If value isn’t specified, the fallback value will be None.

Codebyte Example

The following example creates a dictionary, then retrieves some values for keys using .get():

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